Pere Marquette River Map

The Pere Marquette River offers fantastic year-round fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon. To plan your trip we have a river map, float times, hatch chart, and migration schedule. An interactive map is coming soon.

Pere Marquette River map

Pere Marquette River Float Time and Distance

Approximate times are for continuous moderate paddling
Point-to-point Hours:Minutes Miles
Forks – M37 0:15 0.7
M37 – Gleason’s Landing 3:00 8.4
Gleason’s Landing – Bowman Bridge 1:00 2.6
Bowman Bridge – Rainbow Rapids 2:00 7.3
Rainbow Rapids – Sulak 1:15 3.1
Sulak – Upper Branch Bridge 0:45 2.7
Upper Branch Bridge – Lower Branch Bridge 1:15 3.1
Lower Branch Bridge – Maple Leaf Access 1:30 3.7
Maple Leaf Access – Walhalla Bridge 1:30 3.6
Walhalla Bridge – Indian Bridge 3:00 5.5
Indian Bridge – Custer 2:00 2.4

 

Salmon and Steelhead Migration Schedule for Pere Marquette River

Fall Run Spring Run Spawning
Steelhead Run begins in late September. Peak is late October to mid-November. Steelhead stay in river all winter. Peak is late March to early April. Fishing is good through early May. Mid-March
Salmon

 

Run begins in mid-August. Peak is end of September. Fishing is good through October. none September through October

 

Hatch Chart for Pere Marquette River

Common Name Group Emergence Dates | Times
Tiny Black Stonefly #16-18 Stonefly 1/1-5/30 | noon-4pm
Little Black Caddis #16-18 Caddis 4/20-7/31 (Peak: 5/1-14) | noon-10pm
Green Caddis #10-18 (Green Rock Worm) Caddis 4/21-7/30 (Peak: 5/21-6/14) | 2pm-dark
Hendrickson #12, 14 Mayfly 5/1-5/31 (Peak: 5/1-7) | 10am-4pm
Blue-winged Olive #18-22 Mayfly 5/1-8/31 (Peak: 5/7-31 and 7/7-8/7) | noon-3pm
Giant Stonefly #2-8 (Salmonfly) Stonefly 5/1-8/30 (Peak: 6/1-7/7) | any time
Tan Caddis #14-16 Caddis 5/1-7/31 (Peak: 5/31-6/31) | 4pm-dark
Gray Drake #10-14 Mayfly 5/20-7/7 (Peak 5/21-6/15) | dark
Pale Evening Dun #14-18 Mayfly 5/20-6/30 (Peak: 5/25-6/15) | 8pm-midnight
Mahogony Dun #10-12 Mayfly 5/1-7/31 (Peak: 6/1-7) | 10am-4pm
March Brown #12-14 Mayfly 5/20-6/20 | noon-4pm
Yellow Sally #14-18 Stonefly 5/24-8/15 (Peak: 5/28-6/21 and 7/1-7/14) | afternoons
Black Quill #12, 14 Mayfly 5/24-7/12 (Peak: 5/27-6/7) |  1pm-4pm
Brown Drake #10, 12 Mayfly 6/1-6/30 (Peak: 6/7-14) |  8pm-midnight
Giant Michigan Mayfly #4-8 (Hex, Michigan Caddis) Mayfly 5/1-7/10 (Peak: 6/21-7/7) |  10pm-4am
Ants #8, 10 Terrestrial 6/10-8/30 (Peak: 7/1-8/15) |  day, evening
Light Cahill #12, 14 Mayfly 5/1-8/7 (Peak: 6/27-7/7 and 7/21-31) |  2pm-10pm
Cream Sedge #8, 10 Caddis 6/25-7/31 (Peak: 7/14-21)
Crickets #8-12 Terrestrial 7/1-8/21 | any time
Grasshoppers #6-14 Terrestrial 7/1-9/15 (Peak: 7/15-8/30) | day
Tiny White-winged Black #22-26 (Trico) Mayfly 6/1-8/21 (Peak: 7/21-8/7) |

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